Rustic Yet Refined

Wine Review: 2009 Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval, Portugal

Rustic yet refined, exciting in the way you experience the emotion of the wine. It expresses flavors that are foreign yet familiar, like the voice of a really close old friend you’ve not seen in a while. The kind you might walk a tightrope with because you know they have great balance and a sense of humor (even if it is a little dark). 

So now you have to ask yourself, is he still talking about the wine? Restraining the unfolding of this wines’ story, the tannins are in check. Just give it some room to breathe and you will enjoy the rest of the story immensely. Having a supporting cast of lamb burgers would complete the show.

Rating: Excellent (90) | $20 | 14.0 % ABV

Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval

2017-01-08T11:42:52+00:00

About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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